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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Wednesday, 7 December 2011) . . Page.. 5896 ..


Museum, extensions to the War Memorial, refurbishment of the Mint, the emergency services memorial, the police memorial—any number of memorials were built and indeed a huge swag of office accommodation.

What have we had since the federal Labor government have been in? They have treated this nation’s capital city with absolute disdain, with contempt, because they see it as safe Labor seats. It is time for the local Labor Party, through the Chief Minister, Ms Gallagher, to make the strongest possible representations about the consequences of the latest economic policy decisions which have been announced by the Gillard Labor government.

Ms Gallagher tells us she has written to her federal colleagues, but she will not stand in this place today and denounce them for what they do. Ms Gallagher must denounce the silly decision to increase the efficiency dividend, because of the adverse effects this decision will have on employment in the ACT, will have on the population of the ACT, will have on the costs of living in the ACT.

This motion is worthy of support. If a similar motion was worthy of support four months ago, this is worthy of support today. Those who do not support it will be damned by their own hypocrisy.

Question put:

That Mr Smyth’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Adjournment

Motion by (Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

St Vinnie’s night patrol

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (7.09): I rise tonight to talk about the St Vinnie’s night patrol. I went with the Vinnie’s night patrol yesterday evening into Civic with a number of volunteers. I would like to mention two in particular. Peter Sutton, whom I


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